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Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium - Nancy Campbell

Embodying Antagonism: Braiding Together Science, Affect and Embodiment
When Nov 27, 2017
from 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, seminar room
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Around the world a social movement to prevent opioid overdose deaths with the narcotic antagonist naloxone has arisen. People who might witness an overdose are compelled to equip themselves to be prepared to act. How does this harm reduction approach motivate individuals to “embody antagonism” in order to save lives? How might this example inform scholarly approaches to embodiment? Today’s colloquium braids together five strands of theoretical approaches to embodiment that might collectively inform the research focus on Synchronization and Embodied Interaction: 1. Gender and embodiment; 2. Critiques of objectivity that center embodiment as a material basis for knowing; 3. Studies of “situated knowledges” that focus on how the materiality of experimental settings affects the sciences done and undone in those sites; 4. Studies of affect and embodiment; and 5. Studies of embodied interaction in social movements.